The use of fashionable handbags dates back centuries. When Catherine de Medici arrived in Paris to marry Henry II of France in the mid-16th century, she inadvertently pushed her hometown of Florence to the top of the leather market. She kept her dowry in her seamless handmade leather box. But her passion for style and practicality began in the late 1800s and her early 1900s, with changes in hemlines, women’s rights, and world events. The European market reacted quickly to this fashion demand.
Many important contemporary designers coach made their debuts, but their innovative creations have not faded. Most fashionistas around the world are familiar with Bottega Veneta. Bottega Veneta is a leading designer his brand that manufactures his bags in soft woven leather. But Cosci historically began creating signature woven leather bags before Bottega Veneta became a major name in the fashion world. Many of these bags share the same style of woven leather, and apart from the fashionable designs, the technique of weaving the soft leather strips into the luxury bags is relatively the same, but the number of craftsmen who produce them is on the decline.The woven leather design speaks to the classic lines of a timeless handbag. The method of weaving strips of leather, whether soft or stiff, is a slowly disappearing art form. I was. But what remains is the kind of bag whose craftsmanship should not be neglected. Cosci’s Italian leather wickerwork dates back hundreds of years to Macerata, a coastal region in eastern Italy also known for its leather shoes. The
Italian Leather Basket implements many techniques of basket weaving that are not found in the design of soft woven leather bags. Rather than knitting, cutting and assembling a single large piece of leather into a bag pattern, Leather Basket uses old-style woodblock cuts to weave the bag from the base. arranges the pieces of wood from bottom to top. Then use thin nails to attach the first piece of leather to the center of the block of wood, allowing the strip to lay horizontally on the base of the block. From this point, start weaving the floor with strips of leather, alternating horizontal and vertical strips. Once the base is woven, turn the block right side up and continue the process of tightly weaving the stripes around the block until you reach the top. Depending on the style of the bag, manipulate the leather strips to create a woven lining on the top or cut them so that lining can be added later.
The vachetta leather used in basket weaving is a firmer leather that not only makes the design more durable, but also more effective.